Jamaican Jerk Grill

Following USA vs. Jamaica

Time: August 19, 2017 7:30 PM

Location: Newport International Polo Grounds 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, RI 02871

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Immediately following USA vs. Jamaica, the authentic Jerk Grill dinner shares the popularity of one of our fan's favorite teams, known for their horsemanship and exciting play.

Join us for a cultural dining experience with the teams after the match!  The meal, including meats, traditional side dishes and dessert will be served buffet-style under the polo tent immediately following the trophy presentation.  Tickets $33/members, $38/non-members, available online no later than WED,  August 16 while supplies last.  Polo match tickets sold separately.  For more info, email agnes@nptpolo.com.

August is the month that Jamaica celebrates its independence from Britain.  The 'jerk' tradition began over a century ago, when a group of Jamaican slaves called the "maroons" fled into the Blue mountains, evading British troops.  They survived by rubbing indigenous allspice, blazing hot Scotch bonnet peppers and fresh thyme into pork and chicken. They then used the branches of the allspice trees to slow-smoke the meat for hours.  They called the spicing and the cooking method "jerk" and the tradition carries on with great appeal to locals and visitors alike!

Menu

Tossed Mesclune Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing

Classic Jerk Chicken on the Bone

Slow Grilled Rubbed Pork Steaks

Curried Goat accompanied by

Toasted Coconut and Green Onions

Red Rice and Beans

Fried Plantains

Seasonal Grilled Vegetables

 

Rum and Pineapple Bread Pudding with Whipped Cream